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To explore how specific parts of the genome have been linked to different diseases, click on one of the diseases above. The map will point to spots on certain chromosomes that raise the risk of that disease. This map includes only a handful of the disease-linked genes that have been uncovered to date. For a more complete listing, visit the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information morbidity map.

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